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WHEN CUSTOMERS DON’T GET WHAT THEY PAID FOR

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  Liquor retailers have made recent headlines after getting caught switching out the contents of top-shelf liquor bottles and selling their customers cheap liquor for more.  In the past year, over one hundred investigators for the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in the state of New Jersey participated in a probe known as “Operation Swill” Continue Reading...
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APPLYING FOR THE ABCC’S NEW “FARMER SERIES POURING PERMIT”

The Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  There is a new type of State license that licensees of farmer-breweries, farmer-wineries and farmer-distilleries should now apply for when seeking authorization to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on their premises.  Pursuant to an advisory issued by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”) on August 17, 2013, any licensed farmer-brewery, farmer-winery Continue Reading...
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WHEN ONLINE CROWDFUNDING MEETS THE BREWING INDUSTRY

The Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  In light of the digital age, it is a growing trend for start-up companies and entrepreneurs to use online crowdfunding to finance their operations. Internet portals have become a convenient tool for emerging businesses striving to meet their start-up costs. Businesses in the brewing industry, especially smaller craft breweries, are one such Continue Reading...
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LARGE BREWERIES BATTLE TO BACK “BEER ACT” TAX BILL

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  Large breweries and smaller “craft” breweries are battling over which recently introduced tax bill should be backed by Congress.  The excise tax for brewers producing more than 2 million barrels of beer annually is currently $18 per barrel, with each barrel up to 60,000 taxed at $7 and each additional barrel beyond that Continue Reading...
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MASSACHUSETTS LIQUOR STORES TO OPEN ON SUNDAY MORNINGS?

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  On January 22, 2013, two bills were introduced in the House of Representatives that are intended to expand the potential hours of operation for Massachusetts liquor stores on Sundays.  House Bill No. 228, introduced by Representative Steven S. Howitt of Seekonk, would allow liquor stores to open their doors for business at 10 Continue Reading...
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